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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Nov 4, 2008 8:53am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Stop the politics...

Nice post my friend - I wish more people were like you.

I was at the Floydfest music festival in southwestern VA earlier this year and was approached by young kid (probably early 20s) about signing a petition to put a third party on the Virginia ballot. I politely declined and the little fuck went ballistic on me - called me a sell out and asked if I was "corporate" and in someone's back pocket. WTF??? 15 minutes later he was being escorted from the festival grounds by the VA State Police.

All because I declined to sign his petition. Whatever happened to polite and respectful disagreement and debate?

I agree with you - I could care less who you vote for, as long as you vote for someone and have a somewhat objective reason for doing so - race, gender, age, because someone told me to, his wife dresses nice - all suck as reasons IMO.

I too don't particularly care for those in the entertainment industry who use their visibility as a forum to tell someone HOW to vote. Use your status to encourage someone TO vote. Chances are there is a spectrum of thoughts on various issues even within the crowd they are speaking to. You can tell me to suck eggs - just don't tell me how.

Be well my friend.

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Poster: cousinkix1953 Date: Nov 4, 2008 2:21pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Stop the politics...

"I was at the Floydfest music festival in southwestern VA earlier this year and was approached by young kid (probably early 20s) about signing a petition to put a third party on the Virginia ballot. I politely declined and the little fuck went ballistic on me."

I know what you mean! There is no reason to sign that petition, if you do not live in Virginia! Doing so might invalidate that whole page full of names. I don't get the idea of registering to vote at these rock concerts, which attract people from 50 states and beyond. Do it where you live and then vote. Not at a drug party.

These people with the clipboards, don't know who lives in which state. Convicted felons aren't permitted to vote in many states and that does include their drug offenese. I'll bet that more than one stoner registered to vote at a human be in; while these STUPID Republicans talk like ACORN has the monopoly voter registration irregularities...